ESPN to launch streaming service, Apple ditching Intel chipsToday's most important tech headlines include ESPN's launch of a streaming service, Apple using its own chips in computers by 2020 and Google's Rolling Study Halls program that puts Wi-Fi and computers in school buses.
This CNet, and here are the stories that matter right now. ESPN will launch a standalone streaming service on April 12th. The new network, ESPN Plus will go for $5 a month, and be integrated into the channel's ESPN app. Live coverage of various sports and original content are expected to fill the new platform. The news of the streaming network isn't new as ESPN parent company Disney has been talking about, planning and to launch its own service in 2019. According to Bloomberg, Apple is on track to phase out installed chips from its computers and instead use its own processors by 2020. Of course Apple currently uses its own custom chips and iPhones and iPads. The news has caused Intel stock to take a dip dropping more than 7% at the time of this reporting. And finally, Google has its eyes set on installing Wi-Fi into school buses and rural communities. Is calling it rolling study halls and Google looks to build upon its two pilot programs That it already has going in the Carolina's. For students with hours long commutes to school, rolling study hall will provide wi-fi, computers, and on bus instructors to ensure students get the most out of that long trip. You can save today with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today app in the Apple or Google Play store